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After a little break (of 25 years or so) Bob King is celebrating his retirement with a return to The North 103.3's airwaves!After almost 40 years with the Duluth News Tribune, Bob is now retired. But scratch a print guy and you'll find a radio guy; King and then-UMD Planetarium Director Glen Langhorst hosted Startalk on KUMD for several years in the early '90s.Listen for Astro Bob every other Tuesday at 8am on Northland Morning.

Astro Bob's Backyard Astronomy: Northern Lights and Thoughts on a Flat Earth

Green northern lights over a low, dark, treelined horizon
Glenn Allenspach [via Flickr]

The Northern Lights had a field day this weekend. "It was the first time since I can remember that I stayed up an entire night," says Bob King. "It was really tiring, but so worth it."

And, in case it needs to be said, the Aurora was putting on a show above a spherical planet.

There are a lot of ways to respond to those espousing theories of a flat Earth. Bob King has a few ideas and tactics that might be worth keeping in your back pocket.

You can hear Astro Bob's Backyard Astronomy every other Tuesday at 8:20am on Northland Morning.

Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
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